As an IT project manager who works & resides in Vashi, I need high speed internet pretty much all day long. After long hours at the office, I like to come home and watch YouTube videos to unwind and entertain. Over the weekends, I catch up on my favorite TV shows and binge watch movies. So that’s the extent of my internet usage at home. While at office there’s a pretty fast broadband connection, when I’m occasionally working from home, thanks to slow internet connection I have a hard time getting anything work done.
The slow internet at my house is very frustrating as it can be pretty annoying when you’ve come home from a long day at work & all you want to do is catch the latest Game of Thrones episode but thanks to a slow internet connection, the episode keeps buffering endlessly. Finally I decided to put my foot down and look for a new internet service provider and I began talking to my friends & asking around in my neighborhood about some local service providers. That’s when a friend of mine recommended Tikona Broadband, a Mumbai-based internet service provider that has some good broadband plans on offer at good rates.
On an average, I consume about 30 GB every month. In addition to my entertainment needs, I also exchange several emails on my laptop a lot and I need an internet connection that is fast. As per my needs, I selected the Tikona 4 Mbps Plan after browsing through the various plans they have on offer. The 4 mbps plan costs a little more than 2000 for 3 months & I decided to give it a shot.
When I got in touch with them, I learnt that several residents of my building already subscribe to them & the infrastructure is already set up. The installation was relatively hassle free as the infrastructure was already in place & within a day, my new internet connection was up & running.
A rooftop router and an internal router was installed within a day and my connection was up and running in no time. The rooftop router is placed on the terrace and a cable is connected from it to the one at my house. A Wi-fi router is also provided which lets me make my house a wireless internet space as well as get a direct connection for my laptop. Up to 8 devices can be connected so the wireless internet can be connected to a phone, a tablet or any device that requires an internet connection. Overall, after using for about a month, I had no complaints.
Being familiar with IT since I am from a computer science background, I am aware of the free tools available online for speed tests. Hence, on regular basis I use to monitor the speed and perform speed test. I have recorded a video for one of the speed test that I had performed which I would like to share with all. I was happy to get the speed that I was paying for.
With 4 mbps download speed & with 30 GB download limit, even if I watch videos a lot or stream TV shows like I usually do, there is no lag or buffering. The playback is seamless and doesn’t hang like it used to with my erstwhile connection.
Having used their services for the last 5 months, I would like to share my honest Tikona Broadband Review. I am quite happy with their services and would like to continue with them. I am satisfied with the internet speed I am getting and also with their customer support. Below you can view my overall ratings for my Tikona review.
Installation Services: 8/10
Customer Service: 6/10
Equipment: 7/10 (Ingenious)
Overall Rating: 7/10
Would I Recommend Tikona? YES.